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Best Ocean View on the Mesa,- Spa, Outdoor Fireplace- Spanish Gem

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 31 nights


About the property

Ocean view home, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 1/2 mile from the beach

Stunning ocean view home with a garage on the Mesa in Santa Barbara. The house is conveniently located less than 5 minute drive to downtown State Street, the Harbor, and the Pier. The beach is a short 10 minute walk from the house.

This is a beautiful luxury home that just received a modern update while retaining the beautiful Spanish feeling. The master suite includes a bathtub/shower combo, and a private outdoor hot tub. The bathrooms have marble counter tops and the guest bathroom includes a shower only.

There is a gourmet kitchen that has been furnished with Viking appliances which includes a wine cooler, gas range, two refrigerator drawers, refrigerator, separate beverage area, and a convection microwave. Enjoy cooking while admiring the boats as they sail by.

The main floor includes a large dining room table, sofa, and high definition flat screen TV with surround sound. Entertainment system includes WI FI remote internet access.

Large outdoor deck is well furnished and includes outdoor heaters.

Gated garden includes awning, outdoor fireplace & Viking BBQ, warming drawer, as well as table for outdoor dining. Garden was professionally designed and is well maintained.

With such a stunning ocean view and beautifully appointed home, you just may not want to leave.

Minimum rental is 31 days.

Review: Caroline writes...'This is a wonderful house appointed with breathtaking ocean views. We never tired of watching the sailboats drift by during day and the moon's reflection shimmering by night from the windows and deck off the main living area of the house. Meanwhile, the house has been completely updated including a remodeled kitchen and bathrooms. Lots of extras were added such as a state of the art wet bar and Viking appliances. Flat screen TV's in the living room and master bedroom allowed us to take full advantage of the Direct TV channels. Also, the house floor plan is very livable as the main living area (dining room, kitchen and living room) are located on the entry level and the bedrooms located downstairs allow for lots of privacy. In short, the house is tastefully and comfortably furnished, reminiscent of a luxury hotel. When we were feeling more adventurous, we took advantage of the home's ideal Mesa location, just minutes from the beach, harbor, parks and downtown Santa Barbara. We enjoyed using the homes two kayaks, beach towels, beach chairs and sun umbrella as we spent time at the local beaches. After a day at the beach we would come home and relax in the spa off the master bedroom before barbecuing for dinner. Dinner was often followed by a cocktail, and then dessert trailed off to dimming ocean lights. We can't wait to return.'

Review: Tammy wrote....'Who ever came up with the name Spanish Gem to describe this home could not have described it better. It is charming, beautiful, peaceful and we are truly loving it. Everything in it is so well thought out and we have most certainly been blessed to have found you and your home. This was my first time ever using VRBO.'

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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 13, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Who ever came up with the name Spanish Gem to describe this home could not have described it better. It is charming, beautiful, and peaceful and we are truly loving it. You surely must be an artist to have all these sensational colors throughout the house. Everything in it is so well thought out and we have most certainly been blessed to have found you and your home. This was my first time ever using VRBO."
Jul 2010
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Alta Mesa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • jetted tub
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Best Ocean View on the Mesa,- Spa, Outdoor Fireplace- Spanish Gem
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Fabulous home with beautiful ocean and harbor views

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the spectacular view everyday of our 2 month stay...from the deck, living-dining room, was always breathtaking. Spanish Gem is a beautiful home with all the amenities and Jacqueline is an easy, responsive homeowner.The location is private yet accessible to anything in Santa Barbara. The backyard is a sanctuary with it's stunning garden, fireplace and outdoor cooking area. The wooden table allows for wonderful dinners with all the ambience. We look forward to our return in just a few months to celebrate the holidays!!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Venice CA

Best Stay in SB

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have walked away happier from this experience. Not only was the home beautiful, but the furnishing and amenities made it one of the most comfortable stays we've ever had from an online rental. And there are probably only a handful of other homes in the entire Santa Barbara area with that kind of view. The pictures of the sunset look too good to be true, but I assure you, that is really what its like.

Location is fantastic. Just minutes away from State street, the pier, and a couple of great hikes. But the highlight was driving just 5 minutes north to the off-leash dog park on the beach!

I could not recommend this place more. Great place to relax and question why you dont live in santa barbara all year

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Durham, North Carolina, USA

A great home with great views of the harbor and ocean

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to Santa Barbara, and we knew the area where the home is located, so our expectations were high. When we entered the house and walked through to the porch overlooking the ocean, I realized that we were going to have a wonderful time living there again. It is hard to overstate the pleasure we got just from looking at the ocean - from the porch, from the living room, from the dining room. But we also got great pleasure from the wonderful cooking areas, both inside and in the outside area. We had many memorable meals with friends in Santa Barbara. The small yard is beautifully planted and maintained. The home is minutes from the harbor, Shoreline Drive Park, the Douglas Preserve, and Hendry's beach. We walked in one of these at sunset almost every day. We also took advantage of the nearby harbor to take several sailboat trips to watch the sea life in the channel. We also discovered that we were only a short drive away from some great hikes in the foothills of Santa Barbara. Our months living in this home were wonderful. Living there exceeded our very high expectations.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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palm springs

The perfect getaway in SB

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this home is about relaxing comfortably with outstanding views, garden and all the comforts of home and amenities. Plus it's close to everything SB has to offer whether its beaches, shopping or restaurants. The owners are most accommodating. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Altadena, California

Shhhh! It should be a secret!

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed at this enchanted property twice: three years ago when their completely redesigned backyard was planted (February) and a month ago (April). Each time, I found the house clean and orderly, the Viking kitchen easier to cook in than mine at home --more counter space or the views? Let me stop at the views: from their terrace atop the Mesa this house has the best and most panoramic view of the bay in all of Santa Barbara. I am a native Angeleno and have been visiting Santa Barbara all of my life. I always end of spending all of my time on or near the large terrace. Lounging, eating, or just gazing at the sailboats, the cruise ships and the colors of the day and night. But when the sun leaves the terrace, it is time to have a drink in the backyard (with another full Viking kitchen) and fireplace. The late afternoon sun drenches the exquisite, terraced native plantings. I feel a sort of pride in having seen them before they grew to their full size. The water bubbles from a large, allowing you to simply relax in peace and privacy. On a practical note, there is a washer and dryer in the two-car garage, which has been impressively upgraded to state-of-the-art large capacity LG front loaders. There is an outdoor shower to rinse the sand off from beach walks (just down the hill to a park and the shore). The house is thoughtfully equipped and stocked with nice amenities—it is easy to cook with plenty of pots, pans, utensils. A lovely, long dining table for friends to gather just inside the terrace with that view again. Three bedrooms and two bathrooms downstairs keep (in my case) all the lodging separate from the upstairs living areas. Staying here is the easiest decision I make; the hardest part is making the time for it. (The owners are available and unobtrusive—always pleasant in my few encounters.)

  • Submitted: May 13, 2014
  • Stayed: March 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Paradise Found

  • 5 of 5

We rented this property for a few months this Fall/Winter and had an incredible experience. The house is stunning and immaculate, well equipped with anything you could possibly need. The views are to die for. The neighborhood is peaceful, quiet, safe and within close proximity to everything. The beds are so cozy, the hot tub is lovely, and the outdoor spaces are beautiful. The backyard is magazine worthy! All in all, we loved everything about our stay here and found the owner delightful, friendly and responsive at all times. Highly recommend!!

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $300
Refundable damage deposit $3,000

Minimum stay of 31 nights.
Cancellation policy is 60 days.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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